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Partnering for Vision Fulfillment

Partnering for Vision Fulfillment:
We have three Primary Purposes for this series:
  1. The purpose of this message is to help you understand your role in God’s redemptive plan
  2. To inspire you to get actively involved in God’s redemptive plan
  3. To accelerate the fulfillment of the Great Commission
Text: Proverbs 29:18; Amos 3:3,7; Acts 16:9-10; 1 Chronicles 12:18,22-23; Ephesians 2:10 MSG
God does nothing on earth without the frontline active involvement of men. God has delegated authority on earth to men. See Genesis 1:26-28; Psalm 115:16. So if God is going to do anything on earth He has to work with and through men. See 1 Corinthians 3:9; 2 Corinthians 5:20; 6:1.
It was John Wesley who said, “It seems as though God will do nothing until men pray.” The fulfillment of God’s dream requires both Divine and human collaboration. See Mark 16:20; Acts 14:3; 15:4; Hebrews 2:3-4.
In Acts 10, we see a partnership between God, angels and Peter. God’s work demands that we hear and do whatever God tells us to do because we all have a role to play to see God’s plan fulfilled. See Acts 8:26-40; 9:1-19; 10:1-48.
God moves through people. God heals through people. See Acts 4:29-33; 5:12-16; 19:11. God speaks through people. God works through people. Nothing will get done until we do something. See Romans 12:6-8; 1 Peter 4:10-11; Colossians 1:29; Philippians 2:13. God is counting on you. We are the Body of Christ. He expresses Himself on earth through us. See Acts 15:12 NKJV; Acts 21:19; Galatians 2:8
What is a Vision:
A Vision is a revelation of God’s redemptive plan of God’s redemptive plan and your role in it. See Proverbs 29:18; Amos 3:3,7 Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Acts 16:9-10
A Vision is a God given dream or assignment that requires collective participation for its fulfillment. See Nehemiah 2:17-18;
A Vision is a Divine Revelation of God’s Plan to save humanity through the redemptive work of Christ and the opportunity to participate in its fulfillment. See 1 Timothy 4:10; Romans 10:1-18
Who is a Partner:
See Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NLT; Matthew 18:19; Philippians 1:27; Philemon 1:17; 2 John 1:11; 3 John 1:8 NLT
  1. A Co-laborer
  2. A Sharer or partaker
  3. A Contributor
  4. A Participant or participator
  5. An associate
Partnership is mutual cooperation between two or more persons for the purpose of kingdom goals and targets.
A Partnership is an alliance. It is an intentional collaboration between people for the purpose of fulfilling a clearly defined vision that is mutually beneficial to all involved.
It takes partnership to fulfill any God given Vision. In fact, the largest corporations in the earth are partnerships that blossomed into empires. The world understands the power of partnerships and intelligent networking for the purpose of maximum impact. We have to learn it as the Body of Christ. Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM). It takes teamwork to make the dream work. The more we are, the more we can do.
See Numbers 10:29-32; Philippians 1:3-7
How to Partner:
  1. Prayer. See Isaiah 45:11. The first call of the believer is to prayer. Through prayer we Partner with God to facilitate the advancement of His plans and purposes. See Matthew 6:9-10; 9:35-38; Acts 12:5-11; Romans 15:30-32; Philippians 1:19; 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2. There are wicked forces in the earth and we have to contend against them to minimize the effect and impact of their work in the earth amongst the sons of men. See Ephesians 6:12; Luke 12:21-23;
A. Pray for the Man of God See 2 Thessalonians 3:2; Romans 15:31; Acts 12:5-11
B. Pray for the brethren. See Ephesians 1:17-19; Colossians 1:9-11; Philippians 1:9-11; Colossians 4:12
C. Pray for the advancement of the work. See Matthew 9:38-38; 2 Thessalonians 3:1; Romans 15:30-31;
D. Pray for the unsaved. See Ezekiel 18:23; John 3:17; 1 Timothy 2:1-4; Acts 16:14
  1. Participation. This is refers to your physical involvement in the advancement of God’s work. This refers to:
A. Attendance or your physical presence in our meetings. See Luke 8:1; Acts 1:12-14; 1:15-26; 2 Timothy 2:2;
B. Physical efforts. See Romans 16:1-12; 2 Corinthians 8:23; Philippians 1:27; 2:22
C. Time: Acts 14:28; Hebrews 5:12
  1. Provision. By provision we refer to financial partnership. Financial involvement is the proof of heartfelt commitment. See 1 Kings 17:8-15; 2 Kings 4:8-17; Matthew 6:21; 6:33; Luke 8:1-3; Acts 16:14-15; 2 Corinthians 8:1-9; 11:7-9; Philippians 1:5-7 NLT; 4:10-19; Ezra 1:1-6 NLT; 3 John 5-8 NLT

Faith For Your Vision

Habakkuk 2:1-4
What is faith?Faith is the visible expression of confidence in God and His Word. See James 2:18,20,26
Faith is taking God at His Word. See Numbers 23:19; Romans 3:3-4; Luke 1:38,45.
Faith is acting on the Word. See Luke 5:5
Faith is confident rest in the faithfulness of God. See Hebrews 11:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:24 KJV; MSG
Faith is present confidence in God and His Word. See Hebrews 11:1
Faith is seeing life from the viewpoint of God’s Word. Faith seeing life from God’s perspective. See Romans 4:17; Genesis 17:4-8; Judges 6:11-16
Faith is a confidant attitude based on God’s Word. See 2 Corinthians 4:13; Hebrews 13:5-6
What is Vision?A vision is a revelation of God’s redemptive plan and your role in it. See Judges 6:11-16; Acts 26:16-19
A Vision is the image of a preferable future. It is a clear and compelling picture of the future that inspires people to cooperate or collaborate towards its fulfillment. See Proverbs 29:18; Acts 16:9-10; Genesis 11:1-6
How to develop faith for your vision:

  1. Clarity: Faith requires clarity. You vision must be clear and concise. You must be definite about what you want to achieve. See Habakkuk 2:2-4: Romans 4:17-18; Genesis 15:1-6
  2. Conviction: You have to believe in your own vision. The conviction of the leader becomes the inspiration of his followers. See Genesis 15:6; Romans 4:17-21; Habakkuk 2:4; Hebrews 11:11

What are the convictions you must have to see vision fulfilled?A. Believe that God cannot lie. See Numbers 23:19; Titus 1:2; 2 Timothy 2:13B. Believe that God is faithful. That is, He does what He says. See Hebrews 11:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:24; 1 Kings 8:56C. Believe that God has ordained your life to be a success story. See Jeremiah 29:11; Isaiah 14:24-27 MSG

  1. Confession: Speak what you believe. See Matthew 17:20; Mark 11:22-23. You will not see your vision fulfilled until you learn to boldly declare what you expect. Proclaim your aspirations. What you say is what you get. Proverbs 18:20-21; 13:2-3; Numbers 13:31-33; 14:1-10,28; Joshua 14:6-14; Luke 1:38; Mark 5:28 AMPC
  2. Community: A group of people of common interests or united beliefs. You need a community of faith friends. You cannot succeed alone. Ecclesiastes 4:9; Hebrews 3:12-13; Proverbs 27:17; 13:20. Your faith community should consist of the following: People who are above you who teach you, coach and correct you. Like Samuel to David or Zechariah to Uzziah. See 2 Chronicles 26:5. The essence of coaching is so that you can be more, do more and have more. People who stand beside you to encourage you and work with you. Believe that God will send you the right people to work with you. See 1 Samuel 10:26; 1 Chronicles 12:22,33-49,38
  3. Charisma: God will equip and empowe you to do what He has called you to do. There’s a grace to do what you are assigned to do. Grace is the divine empowerment for a God-given assignment. Grace is the ability to do effortlessly what is humanly impossible. Believe in the grace in you and on you. See 2 Timothy 1:8-9; Ephesians 3:7; 1 Corinthians 15:10
  4. Consistency. The fulfillment of any dream requires consistency. We have all learned in this ministry that success is a reward for consistency. Dreams are aborted or denied when there’s no consistent commitment to personal growth and development. You have to constantly invest in the development of your competence in incremental proportions. See Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:2-3; Proverbs 22:29; 13:4; 12:24,27; 10:4; James 1:25; Mark 5:28 AMPC